The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 31, 1952 · Page 4
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Four THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, Sunday Morning, August 81,1931 Editorial... World Vets Have Noble Aims On Your Mark, Get Set At long last, and high time too, an organization in the western world comes forth with a plan for peace to counter the one being peddled by the Communists. The organization is a new one called the World Veterans Federation. When founded less than two years ago it had a membership of 8 million in six different nations. Today its membership totals more than 15 million in 16 nations, plus the International Confederation of Ex- Prisoners of War. Member organizations in this country are AMVETS, the Disabled American Veterans, the American Veterans Committee, and the Blinded Veterans Association. The program of the world organization is two-fold — peace wi-th freedom,'as compared to the peace with tyranny offered by the communist, and the rehabilitation of disabled veterans. The Federation feels that its big strength for peace lies in the fact •that its members all know first hand what war is like, and also that most of its key members in various countries are war heroes whose voices will be listened to. Federation officials emphasize it is by no means a peace-at-any-price movement, but rather peace with freedom, and only that way. The organization has a consultative voice in the United Nations and one of its principal aims is to strengthen the UN by giving the millions of Federation members a voice in UN proceedings. Harold Russell, the amputee veteran who is past national commander of AMVETS, represents the United States on the Federation's nine-member watchdog commission for preserving peace. One function of the commission » to go personally to world trouble areas and report back to the United Nations and to the Federation on the situation as war veterans unencumbered by the policies and red tape of an official government fact-finding body. Within the United Nations the Federation is pushing for a world-development authority. The purpose of the authority wuold be to recommend measures for relieving poverty in various parts of the world as a step toward relieving the discontent and strife which can lead to war. Summing up Federation peace aims, one of its officials says, "We want to attract those millions of people throughout the world who sincerely want peace but who, unable to find another peace banner to rally under, have been trapped by what the Communists are offering." An aim such as that seems commendable enough in itself. But when combined with an active and going program of concrete aid to the world's war wounded, it gains even more strength. The United States branch of the Federation is out to .raise $1 million this year for its share of the work.— i Wade Jones. Kansas Snapshots From Here aiid There - Some fellows seem to be smarter than others. They have found the knack of easing along in their jobs while the hustlers help pay their way in the world. The Kingman Leader-Courier warns that the length of life depends not so much on the star under which you were born as the color of the light when you cross the street. Collected From Other Typewriters •; Polio Progress • Last spring there was considerable optimism over the discovery that a blood injection might prove effective in preventing the polio virus from attacking the nerves and causing paralysis. The discovery seemed to open a road to prevention of polio by inoculation. Extensive experiments with inoculation were made at Houston, Texas and Sioux City, Iowa. Still in the experimental stage, no one is yet sure that it is effective. Meantime the polio goes on. At the peak of the polio season the United States is suffering its worst epidemic. There were 2,290 new cases for the week Deserved Reword Marcelino Romany, the little man from Puerto Rico who gave the Republican national convention a good laugh at a time when tension was high, is receiving an unexpected reward for that useful service. Tourists to the island seek him out as one of the commonwealth's attractions, and his law business is growing. That is good news. The man who can What They Are Saying I smoke 70 cigarets a day, which I can't afford out of my own money.—Peter K. Burrage of Epsom, England, explaining why he embezzled $2.65 from his employer. We are still ready to talk with Russia and we shall not be prejudicing the possibility of Four-Power talks.—British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. Everything that is being done by the .new Polish regime is a copy of what is being done in Russia.—Former Polish consul general hi the United States Sigmund Fabsiak, who resigned his post to remain in America. ending August 2, these cases bringing the total for the disease year beginning last March up to 9,377, or nearly twice as high as for the comparable period last year and only slightly below the record figure in 1949. After late August or early September the peak is usually past But science is sure it is on the right track with its new inoculation, that improvements on the method will finally prevent paralysis and that laboratory , techniques will provide plenty of the immunizing agent for all purposes at reasonbale prices. If so, another of the grave threats to human health will have been conquered.—Wichita Eagle. persuade people to the tonic of laughter when they are tired, edgy and generally on tenter-hooks is a benefactor of the race. The "Viva Romany" which the delegate spoke to the folks around him when the twist in procedure which he created had been straightened out may now be made unanimous.—Lawrence Journal-World. The basis of mutual aid. is that no country is self-contained or self-sufficient.—Australian External Affairs Minister Richard Casey. I am a private in the ranks and am doing what they tell me.—President Harry S. Truman. We threaten no one, but are just as steadfast now in the face of threats as we were when we stood together against the Nazis and the Japanese militarists.—New Zealand External Affairs Minister T. Clifton Webb, commenting on the new ANZUS treaty. THE DAILY TIMES By D. R Acthony Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Leaver-worth Kansas under th« met of Congress, March 3. 187.9 THE TIMES TEL-S THE TRUTH LEAVENWORTH TIMES putlished evenings (ex.ept Saturday) and Sunday morning. THE DAIL1? TIMES is delivered br earner tn any part of Leavenworth or suburbs for 85e « month. The paper may be ordered by mail or telephone or through our authorized local •gents William A. Dresser and r'loyd BraKey. BY MAIL In Leavenworth and • adjoining counties per year ........................................ |6.00 Bejond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year . .................................. 19.00 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well as AP news dispatches. National Advertising Representatives: Arthur H. Hagg and Associates. Inc., New Vork office. 3«C Madison Avenue, Chicago office. 360 North Michigan Avenue. THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG by Ray Tucker WASHINGTON—A Stevenson decision which may alienate conservative Democrats in several politically important sections of the country, especially in the East, Middle West and South, has escaped the consideration it deserves, although it has become a matter of deep concern at Springfield, 111. It is the Democratic nominee's selection of Oscar Chapman of ' Denver as a member of his 11- man, personal campaign committee. The Secretary of the Interior is the only member of the Truman Cabinet to be so honored. Chapman's friends regard it as a sign that he may be retained in his present post, if the Democrats win next November. The conservatives' chargrin over Chapman's key role derives from their knowledge that he is the only Cabinet member who subscribes 100 per cent to the more extreme implications of the "Truman fair deal," as he did to Franklin D, Roosevelt's "new deal." A protege of the late Harold L. Ickes, Chapman believes with Truman in al« most unlimited government control in many fields, social and economic. It was on Truman's suggestion that Stevenson chose Chapman. He advocates such federal expansion of public power that, in the opinion of opponents, it would mean either competitive destruction of the private utilities' prices. Although his efforts along this line have been rebuffed by the courts and Congress, he refuses to abandon them. Once, in commenting on a Supreme Court decision favoring his claim to board jurisdiction over natural resources, Chapman declared that the count had pointed the way to federal intervention in every, industrial field. It was this opinion which led Truman, several years ago, to threaten to build steel plants, if private companies did not expand capacity. In fact, it was this Truman- Chapman philosophy which inspir- ed the President to contend that he possessed "inherent powers" to seize the steel industry during the recent strike. Both Ickes and Chapman, as fuel czars exercised this power over the coal mines on several occasions, also using their authority to raise wages during the period of government occupation. Chapman is a "big goverments" advocate, which Stevenson says he is not. In accord with his theory of government control of natural resources, Chapman spearheads the Administration movement for federal ownership of oil tidelands, a sensitive subject in California, Texas, and Louisiana. Although Stevenson wants 'a settlement satisfactory to all claiments, Chapman is a "no compromise" man on this subject. Although born in Virginia, the Secretary of the Interior is the leader of the .anti-segregation drive^ in the District of Columbia. He aims to make the nation's capital a model for similar lifting of racial restrictions throughout the country. He insists on non-segregation in Washington's parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, schools, fire department, etc. ' He has currently Involved Stevenson in this controversy. Against considerable opposition, he has named Dr. Joseph D. Lohman of Chicago as head of the new National Capital Planning Commission. Lohman has served as Stevenson's adviser on racial relations. The appointment has stirred protests because, as Chapman's racial consultant several years ago, Lohman accused Washington business men of "promoting segrega-' tion for business purposes.'' When his recommendations led to minor riots at several swimming pools he conducted a course for instructing Interior's park police on how to handle such outbreaks. He gave Washington a miserable summer without improving relations between the races. His return is not welcomed by numerous civic groups. Prominent Democrats are now buzzing Springfield to ascertain just what role Chapman will play in the Stevenson entourage. They realize—and hope—that he may have been chosen merely for his ability to serve as a political-guide through the West, not as an adviser on power, tidelands, the California-Arizona water "rights dispute (he favors Arizona), or racial relations. In 1948, Chapman acted as Trumen's advance man in this area. He contacted local political leaders, mobilized public power and rural electrification groups, arranged for rallies and advised on local conditions. He did such a. good job that he was appointed to his present post as a reward. In recognition of his vote-promotion success, Truman has also given Chapman full support on the controversial issues involving public power on a nationwide basis, full government control of tidelands and other natural resources, and racial problems. Oscar is now Harry's fair-haired boy. Neverthelcfss, there is no doubt that Chapman's presence in the inner circle will attract votes. He is the idol of social welfare elements because of his advocacy of national health insurance, federal housing, generous? aid to education, etc. He is the champion of the .colored race and other minorities at Washington. He fights the batties of federal power enthusiasts—such "preference customers" as co-ops, rural electrification enterprises, municipalized plants, public power districts, etc. In short, if Stevenson can use Chapman to hold these elements of the electorate while he himself remains noncomittal lest he anta- ognize conservatives on such questions as private investment and initiative, FEPC and segregation and general government interference with industry, it will be the most skillful political tight-ropt act of the century. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (»-Girls, our success formula for today is simple: "Stay in there and keep pitching those curves." The symbol of this vibrant maxim is Marilyn Monroe, who has proved an ambitious girl doesn't have to come to the big city to get ahead. She can do it in her own home town. At nine Marilyn earned five cents a month spending money setting tables in a Los Angeles orphans home. At 24, in the nearby film studio where she now has to wait on nobody, she draws down ?750 a week. In Hollywood, where she is rated as one, of the most sultry discoveries since the late Jean Harlow, this riaturally is considered peonage. "They keep saying that one of these days they'll tear up my contract and write me a better one," she said. "And one of these days I wish they would." She arrived for our luncheon appointment in good time—well before dusk. "They keep me so busy," she complained, "sorry I'm so late." She turned her wide blue eyes on me, and I had an uneasy feeling they would melt and drip on the table. Then she sat down beside me—real close—and I had an uneasy feeling that maybe I'd melt. "I was having my hair fixed in my hotel room, and all I had on was a towel," she said, and added carefully—"a small towel. Some reporters were on the other side of the door asking me questions. And such questions! They wanted to know if I knew how many stomachs a cow had, and they seemed real surprised when I gave them the right answer— four. "Then they asked me if I knew what heat was? I told them sure— Heat is something that is generated. Isn't that rigl t?" Marilyn, who recently was in a film called "Monkey Business," rather enjoys people who take her for a real life dumb blonde. She is dumb the same way Mae West is. At the moment she is rather 'amazed by the public interest in her disclosure that she never wears brassieres, girdles or any other form of underclothing, and sleeps raw except for a nightly dab of perfume. "It's more comfortable not to wear underclothing, and 7. don't like to feel wrinkles," she said. "What's so unusual about that? You must know a lot of girls who do the same thing—and who put on perfume before going to sleep." (Editor's Note: If Boyle does, he never mentioned it before.) Miss Monroe feels most American women should follow her example and emancipate themselves from bras, corsets, and girdles. "But, first, some of them ought to exercise," she said, "in order to be"... to be ... you know . . . firm. I exercise with light weights myself. "I lie on my back with my arms overhead and lift the weights 15 times. It is a kind of pull against gravity, I guess. I used to walk a lot, too. Walking up a steep hill is the best thing for a woman's legs." But what about the subject on the minds of 10 million girls this leap year—how to catch a husband? Marilyn, whose owi. marriage at 16 didn't last, gave two simple rules: "1. A girl should follow her instincts. "2. That will about take care of things,- as instincts are important." As for sex (a current events topic most movie stars and base- bail players usually have opinions on), Miss Monroe said: "Truthfully, I've never given it a second thought." And she was gone before I thought of asking her what her first thought was. Dr. George W. Crone** WORRY CLINIC Judy demonstrates one type of Iheft which you can properly encourage in your children. Teach them to steal their opponent'! thunder. It is clever psychological strategy. Many children, as well as adults, hit upon this device spontaneously. Notice how sfudy used it today to forestall her four brothers. Case E-350: During the late winter when Judy was 8%, w e had gone to our Indiana farm for • week-end holiday. Because my bachelor uncle was having a birthday, and because he is unusually fond of home-made Ice cream, we decided to make three gallons. Judy, Philip and Danny thus went to the creek above our small dam to get a wagon load of ice. for the latter was about two inches thick. Half an hour Philip and Danny returned with the ice. "Where's Judy? I inquired. "Oh, she fell in the creek," Philip replied. "But she she forget to bring the rake home, so she went back after it." Soon Judy came into the house, probably expecting a reprimand for getting wet She began crying as if her heart would break. "I won't get any ice cream!" she exclaimed. "I fell in so I couldn't help get the ice" The boys had previously stated that anybody who didn't help get ice or turn the freezer, vrouldn't be allowed more than one dish of ice cream. "Oh sure, you'll get some ice cream," Mrs. Crane consoled her. "But I didn't get to turn the freezer, she moaned. "Yes, indeed you can still turn the freezer," her mother added. Actually, we hadn't started making the ice cream, for it wasn't milking time, and we had to wait for George and my uncle to milk the cows. Please notice how artfully Judy had stolen the thunder from her brothers, as well as from her mother. She apparently decided to beat them to the draw, and accuse herself before they could do so. Thus, she quickly denied herself the right to ice cream o n two counts namely, failure to get ice and failure to crank the freezer. Secretly she probably knew she would be given plenty of ice cream And she realized we hadn't yet had time to freeze the cream, so she still had ample opportunity to turn the freezer. In fact, she devoted at least five minutes to the latter job within the next hour. But she was a strategist She knew the boys would probably argue with her and browbeat her into tears by threatening to curtail her quota of ice cream. And she doubtless expected a scolding for Mrs. Crane had expressly warned her to stay off the ke. So she neatly inveigled her mother into positively takujg her part and promising her tui ample supply. It isn't .uncommon to see child* ren use this thunder-stealing technique. They may belittle self to solicit praise. i/'I could never ride a horse like you boys," my brother's son exclaimed. "I'm no good with a horse." "Why'you are too!" George and Philip immediately protested "You are doing fine. Why, you are better than we are!" Thus, instead of being ridiculed or razzed, as is typical among competing boys," this lad enlisted the support of George and Philip as rooters. It is clever strategy. "My oven just wouldn't work properly today," Mrs. Crane used to say chronically when she had baked pies for dinner and we had guests. "I'm afraid these pies aren't fit to eat." She knew very well they were delicious, but she was cleverly trying to prejudice her critics in her favor. And so do you other wives, too. But more power to you, for it it good psychology strategy. (Always write to Or. Crane In care of The Hopkins Syndicate, Box 3210. Mellott, Ind. Enclose a Jong, three cents stamped, self-addressed envelope and a dime to cover typing and printing costs when you send for one of big psychological charts.) (Copyright _ by th« Hopkins Inc.) REMINISCENCE 10 YEARS AGO Big Stranger creek today was back in its banks after staging a rare late Augusjjflood. Lowlands on the lower reaches of the stream were expected by farmers in the region below Tonganoxie to be inundated before the flood empties into the Kaw at Linwood. The Royal Dutch Military Flying school will hold an air parade tomorrow morning between seven and eight o'clock over Sherman : Field in honor of Queen . Wilhelmina's 62nd birthday, it was announced today. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Springe and sons, Dick and "Bud" returned last evening from their summer home at Park Rapids, Minn. 25 TEARS AGO The polo game at Kansas City yesterday between the Kansas City Country Club and Fort Leavenworth has been postponed until Saturday. Twenty Boy Scouts of St. Joseph Mo., yesterday afternoon passed through Leavenworth on a tour of this section of the country. The youths were in full uniform, and travelled in a huge motor truck. Erskine Johnson's New York, Sept. 1—Commercial aviation in America advanced two great strides today, strides which many airmen believed placed it in the forefront of all the nations of the world. For today marked the end of government operation of the air mail and also the inauguration of a country-wide system of air express. 40 TEARS AGO Topeka, Aug. 29—Kansas sweltered for the fourth consecutive day yesterday, and a record for the hottest week of the year has' been set. The maximum temperatures yesterday varied from 100 degrees to 105 degrees in all part* of the state. The need of a better banking and currency system is being discussed with much interest by men. The Citizens' League has distributed a large amount of educative material and has aroused much interest in'the subject. The delegates attending the state meeting of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association, were taken over the city this morning in auto, mobiles. They were taken to the Orphans Home, Forest Park, the convent, Omaha Junction and the coal mine. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screen: Janet Leigh's murmuring "Who said so?" to the show business theory that a real- life married couple can't wreck the air-conditioning in theaters with sizzling love scenes. Janet, who co-stars with hubby Tony Curtis in Paramount's "Houdini," doesn't think the moviegoers are going to yawn in the clinch scenes because she and' Tony are Mr. and Mrs. "It depends on the people involved," Janet remarked. "Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt get pretty torrid in their love scenes. Rex Harrison and Lili Palmer aren't slouches, either. It depends on how audiences have accepted the marriage of the stars concerned. We believe ours is romantic." William Talman can't figure Hollywood out. Just when he thought he had crawled out of the killer trench with nice-guy roles in "The Rack- et'' and "One Minute to Zero," he was cast as a trigger-happy convict in "The Difference." "Nobody ever saw me as a psychopathic killer until I hit Hollywood," he shrugged. "I was a leading man on Broadway. 1 played the romantic lead in 'Dear Ruth.' All of a sudden I'm a crazy in-the-head character." Moviegoers, wails Talman, don't remember, screen heavies the way they did back in the days when George Raft anp Eddie Robinson were pups. "I keep being, referred to as a promising newcomer. This after four years in Hollywood, playing meaner guys than Raft or Robinson ever dreamed of." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones... The camera's trained on the in* terior of Gordon MacRae's apartment in romantic Morocco in-"The Desert Song" at Warners. Gordon, playing El Koba, the fearless, intrepid leader of the Rifs, is playing a scene with Kathryn Grayson and Dick Wesson. When the lights dim for the lunch-hour break, I examine the set, particularly the bookcase. Somebody slipped up on the books for El Koba's library. One of the brave hero's tomes is Louisa Mae Alcott's "Littie Women.'' Hollywood studios don't have"'to beat the bushes for new musical talent — the talent's right in movie-to'vn. Producer Jonie Tapps arguing his poir^ and claiming: "We're using £;-oat musical personalities as drr.matic actors. Let musical people sl'y where they are and ston goin<; out for Oscars. We get a dancer out here and right away we turn her into a Garsoa It's wrong."

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